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Texas A&M's Silver Taps to honor Bryan plane crash victim

Victoria Walker died August 30 in a plane crash at Coulter Airfield. Her parents also died in the crash.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M will honor one of its own Tuesday during one of the university's oldest traditions, Silver Taps.

Victoria Walker, 21, of Farmersville, was a Terry scholar and a student fellow at the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. Victoria's family said she worked hard and was proud to be an Aggie. She died August 30, in a plane crash at Coulter Airfield in Bryan.

Silver Taps is being held virtually Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. The ceremony will feature the Ross Volunteers and Corps of Cadets buglers. It will be simulcast on KAMU-TV and Texas A&M's YouTube channel. The link to the university's channel is below.

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The crash is still under investigation. Preliminary reports from the FAA and NTSB said the plane was taking off from the airport for a sight-seeing trip around Bryan-College Station, when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed near the end of the runway. Victoria's parents, Brian and Tammy Walker, were also killed. Victoria's boyfriend, Luke Armstrong, also an A&M student, survived the crash and is currently in rehab after suffering life-threatening injuries. You can keep track of Luke's progress by clicking the link below.

Team Luke Armstrong & his Road to Recovery has 5,983 members. Join me as we come together to pray for Luke's healing.

A GoFundMe is still active for Madeline Walker, Victoria's sister. Madeline suffered the loss of her immediate family in the crash and members of the Texas A&M community and members Tau Kappa Epsilon created the fundraiser to help with life and funeral expenses. The fund has raised over $40,000 and the link is included below.

Howdy,On Sunday, August 30th, a tragic plane crash took the lives of Victoria Walker, her parents, and critically injured Luke Armstrong, Victoria's longtime boyfriend. Victoria was a Sweetheart of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Texas A&M University and her boyfriend Luke is an officer of TKE. They are our family.

Silver Taps is held the first Tuesday of each month from September to April.

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